What is Beirut?

This is the Beirut you’re used to seeing in the news for over 50 years.


Some old.


Some recent.


And granted…that is one side of Beirut.

But this is also another side of Beirut.

Wild parties


Great food.


Obvious contrasts.

By Pierre Karam (bbc.co.uk)

18 Recognized religious groups.


Beautiful scenery [Pigeon Rocks]


Some strange moments. Some very strange Beiruti moments.


Vibrant nightlife.


Beautiful sea front.


Gay clubs.


Hot (and I mean Hot can’t-walk-on-the-street-with-my-shirt-on)  hot summers.


French-inspired architecture.


High-rise buildings.


Traditional Lebanese houses.


The city of crazy bikers.


The land of plastic surgery loans.


And finally…


And I mean seriously…How can I not?

Forever a Beirut Boy,


25 thoughts on “What is Beirut?

  1. mariam August 26, 2010 / 12:34 am

    I love this. Truly speaks to what Beirut is.

    I know in Lebanon there is a lack of LGBTQ rights but I’m glad you still enjoy living there and live life to its fullest. I guess thats the beauty of it.

  2. Lindsay September 13, 2010 / 11:10 am

    Love this post about Beirut!

  3. Max B. October 11, 2010 / 4:35 am

    First time here. Very interested in what your site is all about.

    • BeirutBoy October 11, 2010 / 9:44 am

      Hey Max! Thanks bigtime for ur support. Hope u had a gd time here 🙂

  4. Karim October 26, 2010 / 9:49 pm

    Wow! I’ve never seen this Plastic Surgery Loan ad..
    I love it! Beirut is so much live and variety condensed in a single city!
    Your blog is awesome 🙂 Nice work

    • BeirutBoy October 27, 2010 / 7:05 pm

      Yeah…that ad was all over the place!
      Thanks for ur comment Karim =)

  5. CM January 3, 2011 / 2:22 am

    I accidentally stumbled upon your blog… great work!
    Keep it up, love the creativity, the humor, the sarcasm, the truth

    • BeirutBoy January 3, 2011 / 9:16 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment. I really appreciate it!
      Have a great 2011… =)

  6. E April 21, 2011 / 5:52 pm

    Great blog dude … conveys Beirut too a tee.. When I was there I loved seeing the Winston billboards, never seen a country where they advertise cigarettes like they do in Lebanon.

    • BeirutBoy April 23, 2011 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks for visiting the blog E! 🙂 Glad u enjoyed the visit. And thanks for the comments u made on some posts.

  7. Ilya May 20, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    What a great post! Beirut looks beautiful and I really hope some day I’ll be able to see it with my own eyes. So close, yet so far away…
    And you’re welcome for a cruise of the gay clubs of Tel Aviv any time 🙂

    • BeirutBoy May 23, 2011 / 11:26 pm

      Thanks for the comment Ilya 🙂 Glad u liked the post!

  8. Bruna June 7, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    Awesome. Love the blog and now I can’t wait to be in Beirut even more!

    • BeirutBoy June 10, 2011 / 2:12 pm

      Thank u Bruna 🙂 Hope u enjoy Beirut when u come here!

  9. beirutbeats August 31, 2011 / 8:47 pm

    You missed the extremely nosey neighbours…

    • BeirutBoy September 6, 2011 / 9:59 am

      yeah the balconies are so close to each other u cnt help but hear what ur neighbors are up to =P

  10. Vincent LECLÈRE (@vincentleclere) January 17, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    long life to Beirut boy (مدى الحياة لصبي في بيروت العربية؟) and than beirut have the universal love (beirut and the world too).
    Good luck for your blog

  11. Anonymous January 29, 2012 / 10:24 am

    Nice site, but these are not the best of pictures, Beirut is much nicer than that. Yes the land of plastic surgery alright and the tarty women. My dad is Lebanese and my mum is english, I wished I could go and live in Lebanon, life is great there, but with the lebanese trying to copy the english and the americans they are ruining it, they should stay as they were before the war, nicer.

  12. Anonymous March 2, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    go get help u crazy pervert before creating this why don t u ask urself how did u ended like that was ur father beating u was ur grandpa raping u did ur parents want a girl did u used to wear ur sister clothes did the girls tease when u wear young how many times where u masturbating beside being with ur friends and dating girls were ur parents alcoholic drug abuser strict or was it the fault of ur society for ur info scientists proved that their is a rise in rate of perverts acts in the suppressise societies like middle east why does men fuck cheaps dogs in the mountain were their rights they were born like this so it is to be considered normal u remind me of a joke a patient told his doctor patient : doctor i was fuking animales yesterday doctor: do u find it normal patient : they werent gays animales

    • BeirutBoy March 2, 2012 / 2:29 pm


      Commas and full stops were created for a reason.

      Use them.

  13. MPetrelis March 16, 2012 / 7:39 am

    I have always wanted to visit Lebanon and meets its many diverse peoples, ever since I was in high school in the 1970s. My gut tells me I would fall in love with the landscapes and beaches, the architecture and fabulous food, and of course all the bears and sexy men! Alas, the only way I can ‘visit’ Beirut is via the web, and I will continue to check out this blog and the site for Helem.

    • BeirutBoy March 18, 2012 / 10:13 pm

      I bet u’ll fall in love with Leb for sure! =) Hope u can visit soon…. 😉

    • Anonymous March 21, 2012 / 5:33 pm

      you’re awesome. And you crack me up:)

  14. click here June 3, 2012 / 9:18 am

    A cool blog post right there mate . Thank you for the post !

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